Age 3-7 | Paperback | 32 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication July 2020 | ISBN 9781913134921
Leap hand-in-paw with Hare to meet her furry cousins from America to Japan and from Europe to the Arctic, in this poetic account of habitats and predators across the world.
Through Dom Conlon’s poetry and the eyes of a brown hare leaping away from an unknown danger, we learn what makes each species of hare unique and how they survive in their natural habitats.
Discover new terminology and information through poetic language and feel inspired to love these animals, brought vividly to life by the enchanting artwork of Anastasia Izlesou.
Dom Conlon is a poet and, whether talking on BBC Radio Lancashire or running workshops for children, Dom's work is guided by nature and the stars. Dom's work has been praised by award-winning writers such as Nicola Davies, George Szirtes and Chris Riddell.
Anastasia Izlesou is a multidisciplinary illustrator and designer from the UK. Using a mix of digital and traditional media, she creates vibrant work full of bold natural elements. The White Hare was Anastasia's first published book.
‘A poetic journey as we learn more about the mythical beauty of hares at the same time introducing themes of bio-diversity, environment & predators to a younger audience […] a thoughtful piece of #nonfiction set to a serene and ever changing backdrop’ Picture Books Blogger
‘The poetic, simple story has a rhythm that pulls the reader in, introducing new environments and new terminology. There is a perfect balance of tension and relief as Hare travels, facing unfamiliar territory in her quest to get back home. The illustrations paired with the tale are stunning. Filled with a natural palette of colour and form, each page is like a painting and draws the reader deeper into this world. An artistic, poetic vision of differing habitats and predators, we can find both danger and comfort here. A book that will mesmerise children everywhere, while also having huge appeal to adults; even the physical feel of the pages brings enchantment. With the inclusion of hare facts at the end; beautiful, soothing and quiet; this is education and appreciation of the natural world at its’ finest. And it makes a great bedtime story!’ Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
‘I like that the story is poem-y. And I like to say ‘leap, hare, LEAP!’ at the end of every page. I really love the pictures in this book. They look colourful and realistic, especially the Arctic Hare. […] I think all of my friends would like this book because you can read it then leap about like a hare.’ Jonathan, aged 5, Books Up North
‘This is a great book that really evokes the wildness of nature in both its illustrations and text.’ Rhymes for Little Minds